Where Creativity, Learning, and Joy Come Together!
Every child is unique and has the potential to learn and grow through creativity and fun. Our programs help children develop their talents and interests. Guided by our passionate educators, children thrive in a safe, supportive environment fostering growth and exploration.
Early Childcare and Education Subsidy
Joy to the World is a childcare facility eligible for “Free Early Childhood Education and Childcare” subsidy programs from Bunkyo-Ku. Please visit your local ward office for more information about those programs.
Experience Joy to the World in Person!
The best way to see what Joy to the World is all about is to visit our school and observe one of our classes.
We offer viewings for:
- Joy Tots, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at 10:00 am
- Afterschool Kindergarten at 3:15 pm
- Afterschool Elementary at 3:45 pm
- Saturday School at 9:15 am
To schedule a visit, please use the linked form and select a day that works for you. We'll be in touch to confirm your visit.
What's New at Joy
25th Anniversary: Spring Special
To celebrate this milestone, we’re launching our second special 25th Anniversary campaign for new families joining us: Spring Special!
From now until March 29, 2024, new families can enjoy:
- Free Registration and Application Fees
- 15% Discount on Tuition: Save on morning programs, afterschool programs, and even Saturday School for the entire 2024-2025 school year (September 2024 to August 2025).
For new families, please register for a viewing, or send us a question here: Contact Form
Visit our 25th Anniversary page to learn more!
We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming Spring Program, scheduled from March 25 to 29, 2024. This promises to be an exciting week filled with engaging activities for children ages 18 months to 5 years old and Elementary students from 1st to 5th grade.
Visit our Spring Program page to learn more!
Open School March 2024
10 am to Noon
Come and visit our school, see the classrooms, learn about our programs and meet some teachers and staff. We can talk in-depth about our academic programs and answer any questions you may have.
- Saturday March 2, 2024 (10 am)
- Saturday March 30, 2024 (10 am)
Classes at Joy
From first steps, to first grade!
We help children learn and grow from 1 to 10 years old. We offer full-day classes, afterschool programs, and extracurricular classes. We believe all children deserve to reach their full potential.
Our Main Programs offer comprehensive learning experiences for early learners, from the introductory Mommy & Me class to our full-day preschool and kindergarten.
Discover the joy of shared learning in our Mommy and Me class. With our warm and experienced teachers, you and your newborn will explore the world through music and touch. It's a wonderful way to bond, grow, and become part of a global community of parents.
2:15 to 3:00 pm
A nurturing kindergarten environment where your child can build a strong academic foundation, develop social and physical skills, and explore a variety of subjects through an integrated curriculum. This three-year program progresses through K1, K2, and K3, providing a well-rounded education for your child.
5 days per week
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Our afterschool programs are a great way to enrich your child's learning journey after school and help them succeed in school and in life.
Extend your child's learning journey with our Afterschool Kindergarten program. We designed AK for children ages 3-6 and offer a fun, comfortable, and immersive English environment. Children will develop confidence and language skills through creative activities and a structured curriculum based on their skill level.
Monday - Thursday
1 to 4 days per week
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Your child can join our Afterschool Elementary program for a fun and engaging English learning experience. Our program caters to a wide range of abilities, and we aim to maintain and strengthen English language skills.
Monday - Thursday
1 to 4 days per week
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday School is a fun and engaging way for children to learn English. With a mix of indoor activities and park time, children develop strong communication skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our program is open to students of all English levels so that everyone can feel comfortable and confident.
9:00 - Noon
Enhance your and your child's skills and creativity beyond regular school hours with our extracurricular activities.
We designed extracurricular activities to help develop new talents and interests in a fun and engaging environment. Although primarily for Joy members, we also welcome non-members on a space-available basis.
Let your child discover the joy of music in the Keiki Ukulele Club! We created our lessons to teach children of all levels to play the ukulele and sing along to various songs, fostering their creativity and rhythm.
4 to 6 years class: 2:00 - 3:30
Elementary class: 2:45 - 3:45
Enhance your English skills and support your child's learning journey with our English Lessons for Parents! Our classes cover conversation, grammar, vocabulary, and child education strategies. You'll learn how to communicate effectively and help your child succeed in school.
2:30 - 3:20 pm
Education for All
Children deserve the best education. So whether Joy to the World is your first school at 18 months old to two years old, or if you are starting at three years or older, we are ready for your child. After graduating from Joy to the World, many students stay in our Afterschool programs while going to Japanese Elementary schools. Others go on to International Elementary schools here in Tokyo and around the world.
Through more than 20 years of teaching children of all levels and ages, we have learned to nurture children, celebrate their individuality, and encourage their strengths.
Learn more about Joy Values on our About-Us page.
Teachers and Staff
- New International School Tokyo
- Columbia International School
- And more...